The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC is finally revealed, and the bar is set high.
The MKC represents a critical milestone in the company’s plan to expand its lineup and adopt a refreshed design DNA. Furthermore, it follows on the heels of the successful 2013 MKZ, which kicked off the brand’s new design direction.
This time, however, Lincoln is targeting small premium utility customers, the fastest-growing part of the luxury market. With that goal in mind, the MKC will almost certainly be a resounding success. Its sleek, sculpted body helps it stand out among the rest, the interior design is almost overwhelmingly pleasant, and the performance makes you reconsider everything you thought you wanted out of the engine and handling mechanics of a luxury car.
Of course, even the best materials and most elaborate designs would not be enough to make any modern luxury car adequate without a certain amount of technology, with which the MKC abounds. A state-of-the-art audio system, standard Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, built-in connectivity, you name it. The MKC has everything it needs to keep passengers occupied, entertained, comfortable, and—most importantly—safe.
The downside? You’ll still have to wait to get your hands on one. Production isn’t set to start before the second quarter of 2014. We’ll start seeing the Lincoln MKC in our showrooms at Shults Wexford next summer. It’s worth the wait.